USA Men’s Eagles named for Scotland in the Nation’s Capital

Wed, Jul 10, 2024, 7:53 PM
by Taylor Dean

The USA Men’s Eagles have announced today the 23 men set to play Scotland in Washington, D.C., in their next stop on the 2024 American Series presented by USA Rugby and AEG Rugby. USA v Scotland kicks off Friday, July 12, at 6:30pm ET, live on FloRugby.

Head Coach Scott Lawrence and staff have made a few changes to the roster from last week’s opener against Romania, interesting two new props in DC-raised and Old Glory starter Jack Iscaro and David Ainu’u into the front row. Ainu’u joined camp at the end of last week, coming off a recent championship with Stade Toulousain. Seattle Seawolves wing Conner Mooneyham is set to make his USA Eagles debut at wing as Christian Dyer will sit out on injury recovery. Utah Warriors lock Saia Uhila and Old Glory DC scrumhalf Ethan McVeigh have an opportunity to earn their first USA Eagles cap off the bench.

Comments from Head Coach Scott Lawrence:

“Transition has gone better this round. In Chicago we had a partial week as our first assembly together, so with a full week under our belts we’ve been able to go to the next level with our training and off-field conversations. We are in better alignment now with a new 9 and 10 combination on the team from last year. I think cohesion is starting to come together, so we’ll build into this week and further into the Pacific Nations Cup.

Following a 20-22 loss to Romania in Chicago, the refreshed squad and new additions will look ahead to the taller task of Scotland with the inspiration of the Nation’s capital playing backdrop.

Lawrence added, “Anytime we get to play on home soil, it means a lot to be the American national team. Washington DC is special because we can look around and see the memorials, pulling inspiration from the sacrifice of those who have come before us. We’re hoping to inspire the next playing generation, so it’s no lost on us the impact that we see here in our nation’s capital.”

USA v Scotland kicks off Friday, July 12, at 6:30pm ET, live on FloRugby.

USA Men’s Eagles Roster | USA v Scotland
Name Club Caps
1. Jack Iscaro Old Glory DC 6
2. Dylan Fawsitt Chicago Hounds 28
3. David Ainu’u Stade Toulousain (FRA) 22
4. Viliami Helu San Diego Legion 6
5. Greg Peterson (C) San Diego Legion 43
6. Sam Golla Dallas Jackals 6
7. Paddy Ryan San Diego Legion 7
8. Jamason Fa’anana-Schultz Old Glory DC 10
9. JP Smith Seattle Seawolves 1
10. AJ MacGinty Bristol Bears 36
11. Nate Augspurger Chicago Hounds 42
12. Tommaso Boni Old Glory DC 5
13. Tavite Lopeti Seattle Seawolves 13
14. Conner Mooneyham Seattle Seawolves Debut
15. Luke Carty Chicago Hounds 17
16. Kapeli Pifeleti Saracens (ENG) 10
17. Jake Turnbull Anthem RFC 6
18. Paul Mullen Utah Warriors 35
19. Saia Uhila Utah Warriors Debut
20. Ben Bonasso Miami Sharks 5
21. Ethan McVeigh Old Glory DC Debut
22. Bryce Campbell Chicago Hounds 45
23. Mitch Wilson New England Free Jacks 7

USA Men’s Staff | 2024 American Series July Internationals

Scott Lawrence | Head Coach

Alama Ieremia | Backs and Attack Coach

Nick Easter | Forwards and Defense Coach

Jono Phillips | Skills Coach

Blake Bradford | Scrum Coach

Alex Ross | Head of Athlete Performance

Jimmy Harrison | Analyst

Rodolfo Broggi | Athlete Performance

Dehra Harris | Performance Psychology

Michael Sheridan | Head Athletic Trainer

Ron Klingensmith | Assistant Athletic Trainer

Deanna Sisti | Assistant Athletic Trainer

Willie Berlanga | Sports Massage Therapist

Steve Levin | Team Doctor

Sam Akhavan | Team Doctor

Oscar Alvarez | Team Manager

USA Men’s Eagles 2024 American Series Schedule
USA vs Romania | 20-22 (L)

USA vs Scotland | July 12, 2024 6:30PM ET

Audi Field, Washington D.C.


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